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In With The New

 

 

 

I’ve come to a fork in the road. I can either keep trying to do what I’ve (unsuccessfully) done for fear of offending anyone, or I can move in the direction that sparked this whole thing in the first place. With that being said…. Things are going to change a bit around here. They are just a few things:

1. Swearing

I am no longer going to stop swearing on my site just because it’s public and my family has the potential to all see it. It’s my site and the whole point behind it is that I can come out with whatever I want, when I want. You never what to expect from my posts, unless I am doing a series. I don’t stick to just one topic. My blog isn’t necessarily a destination blog where you can find all things in just one subject. Although, that’s why Category lists were created.

I don’t have crazy shit on my blog. No flashy banners or sales with jewelry or eBooks (although maybe one day). Just words and posts, some with pictures, some without. I am in the middle of creating some awesome stuff though on the side, so I will let you know about that when I do and then perhaps Planet Zynnia will have some sort of flashiness to it.

What I do have is sass. And a lot of it. That’s why I come here. To my WordPress safe haven. To educate, challenge, and get you uncomfortable. I am a shell-breaker and break shells I will. There is no growth inside of the comfort zone. I’m also known to drop an F-bomb or two, which is why, if you subscribe – you know what may come of it. This is your only warning though. If cussing makes you uncomfortable, this is your chance to back away. Of course it won’t be in every post and I will never use profanities in such a way that is demoralizing, demeaning, insulting, derogatory, and otherwise disrespectful.

My father always said that someone who swears a lot shows a lower sign of intelligence. I always loved that and I remember taking on a 30 Day Challenge back in 2012 of Not Swearing for 30 Days because I cussed like a sailor. I would be lying if I told you it didn’t work. Ever since that challenge, I have severely lowered my swearing and do my best to only cuss when necessary.

What is a swear word anyway, other than society’s level of shock at a word? I was told as a kid that ‘bastard’ is a swear word and ‘hell’ is a swear word. I mean, if the word ‘hate’ is so strong – should that be added into the swear word category? Because we could do this all day – pick out words that are and are not “politically correct” and just throw them into the mix. We could take any word that we find personally offensive and give it the “bad word” label. There are certainly a few words I consider swear words that I hear all the time. My idea of the F-word is said amongst people with a level of ignorance and apathy that severely angers and offends me, but I could say fuck anytime if I am in the right place.

I apologize now for all future posts that may offend you. I will always do my best to keep it respectful in a “WAKE THE FUCK UP” kind of way, but I’m not the type of person to beat around any bush or sugar coat any cupcakes. My mama never raised me like that and she always taught us to just give it to people straight because sometimes people need an unorthodox explanation.

That’s why I’m here. I am unconventional, unorthodox, and downright unpredictable. It’s my weakness and my strength I guess.

2. Timing of Posts

Okay let’s be honest. I have a dangerous habit of sucking at posting articles. I know. I know…. I have all of these awesome things to write about and for some reason, I just get a sense of overwhelmness? I’ve unnecessarily pressured myself to be a “super blogger” and ultimately let myself be held back by that. That’s why I’m throwing everything I know out the window and I’m gonna let my expressions determine my site. I will do my best to post every week. Iam hoping to  not fall off the horse and will do whatever necessary to stay on. Afterall, I do love horse-back riding.

3. Categories

There are some new categories already, and more to be created. I’ve added “Health & Wellness” for all things medical/alternative medicine/self-care/FAQ’s for all of your self-educating needs. I get a lot of common questions from clients and people in general about their bodies and why our bodies do what they do, why we need water, why we need to stretch, and benefits of Massage, Bodywork, and general health knowledge. (There are no swear words in these articles – you’re good to go!)

I’ve also added “Wake Up America!” where I definitely might cuss and throw some gnarly facts in with resources and lots of eye-openers. These are the discussions that may or may not make you feel uncomfortable, but nonetheless show you the truth about anything I can to bring awareness in any way possible to remind us of what’s going on behind closed doors and how we can continue to strengthen our awareness, our independence, find justice, unite together, and stick up for our Truth, our neighbors, our Nation, and ourselves.

I’m bringing in a Canine Category for all things…. well… canines. Fun tips and tricks, educational pieces, delicious recipes, and resources to amazing and inspiring Canine Caretakers all over! Spotlights, Shout-outs; everything you need to get inside the mind of a dog and gain more confidence when trying to understand their language and what’s best for them to live a happy and healthy life.

I am also bringing in a Conspiracy Theory. It will be filled with my personal theories of wild nonsense I think about during meditations. Some may cool, some may be too outrageous to consider, and some may be really awful. But I think it’s interesting about theories, because there always seems to be some sort of truth to them in the end. So if I share them, I feel like I am living a sense of purpose that maybe I am not the only crazy one in the World who thinks the way I do. But I might be the only crazy one to let myself publically express it.

Ahh. Such is life. I am going dying as “the crazy one” – as long as I live my truth of expression for good integrity, I will take the label anyday.

4. Extra Pages (for the future)

This is something I am working on. I want to provide a page that shouts out to the people I admire and the cool shit they do. Authors, Bloggers, Designers, Companies that sell awesome products. I love blasting companies and people I love and I really want to create a page for just that. I am hoping this comes in the next few months, so I will continue working to my best ability to make this happen for you!

 

THAT’S ALL FOLKS!

Those are the only updates I have for now. I hope you’ve enjoyed my essay of explanations and thank you for being a subscriber to Planet Zynnia!

 

“You’re Weird.”

Why do people have to call other people weird? Why do people have to insult other people by calling then lame or uncool?

Is that even a real trait to have? Or are the insulted the ones who are really afraid to go outside of the box and experience a new person? A new personality?

Everybody is different. People can be extremely similar and still be completely different and yet the one thing that stops us from separating ourselves from everyone else are differences.

It’s 2012 and people everyday still practice discrimination in one way or another. Whether it be by appearance or small characteristics, there’s always something that stops us from opening ourselves up to others.

It’s our fault we don’t have a good time in unknown situations.

We get preconceived notions of a situation before it happens ad sub consciously stop ourselves from smiling, probing, and cheering with new people.

because they are different from us.

Who are we to decide who is weird and who isn’t?

It’s not about who is “weird”, who is “a freak”, who is “normal” – its about who relates the most to us. Who we have the most in common with.

So why do we feel the need to act more profound than others? Why is it so crucial that we lift ourselves up in order to get ourselves a better sense of self?

Why can’t we all just get along?

Could you imagine how much better off the World would be if we celebrated each other’s differences?

Of course, this argument has been going on longer than I’ve been alive.

It’s human nature to be different and to associate with those closest to you.
It’s perfectly reasonable to leave a group with you realize there are more differences than similarities. We are naturally bonded to those who share interests, goals, and lifestyles with us and by no means should we have to forfeit that freedom.

If we didn’t have differences, we wouldn’t have wars followed by peace, debates and controversial discussions. Without differences, we wouldn’t have conversations, questions, and feedback. Differences give us the opportunity to teach others, express ourselves, and journey to something greater.

 

I know if someone looks at me while I am texting, writing, or listening to music, I am making all kinds of facial expressions. It’s something natural I do, because I can’t hold still when greatness is going on in my noggin. I hum when I am eating delicious food – it’s my compliment to the person(s) who made it. I also sing a lot of my words and use different accents when I speak.

So does that make me weird? Does that paint a label on my forehead as “FREAK”?

or does that make me different?

It’s what makes me, ME. It’s my personal touch to my own flavor. My own beat. My own dance. My characteristics, interests, lifestyle, choices, thoughts, feelings, questions, fashion choice, personality traits – NONE OF IT – will ever be one hundred percent the same as someone else. But that doesn’t stop me from upholding a conversation with a stranger.

 

I CHALLENGE YOU, TODAY!

I challenge you, to go out and replace every negative preconceived notion you have of someone else, and replace it with a genuine, positive thought about them.

When we go around labeling people and situations as “weird” and “dumb”, we are giving off our label as holding onto negative feelings.

In a World where eastern medicine, energy work, and burning sage is becoming more and more popular, people are starting to cut the negativity out of their lives in every form they can. Hey, we need all the help we can get. 

Push your comfort zone further. Connect with people. Explore differences.

CELEBRATE “WEIRDNESS” EVERYWHERE.